U.S. Concrete Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 344,528 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 45% from the previous session’s volume of 238,098 shares.The stock last traded at $63.25 and had previously closed at $64.50.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on USCR shares. Sidoti raised shares of U.S. Concrete from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $72.00 to $90.00 in a report on Friday, June 10th. DA Davidson started coverage on shares of U.S. Concrete in a report on Wednesday, June 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock. BB&T Corp. started coverage on shares of U.S. Concrete in a report on Thursday, April 21st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of U.S. Concrete from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. U.S. Concrete currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $78.40.

The company’s market cap is $920.41 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $61.90 and its 200 day moving average price is $58.69.

U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $245 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $221.14 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 43.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that U.S. Concrete Inc. will post $3.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other U.S. Concrete news, CEO William J. Sandbrook sold 6,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.19, for a total value of $417,235.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 524,584 shares in the company, valued at $33,673,046.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Kevin Kohutek sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.15, for a total value of $330,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 11,111 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $734,992.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in U.S. Concrete by 14.6% in the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 22,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,205,000 after buying an additional 2,924 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in U.S. Concrete by 13.3% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 24,630 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,297,000 after buying an additional 2,883 shares during the period. Pear Tree Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in U.S. Concrete during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,409,000. Polaris Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in U.S. Concrete by 144.2% in the fourth quarter. Polaris Capital Management LLC now owns 26,760 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,409,000 after buying an additional 15,800 shares during the period. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in U.S. Concrete by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 27,039 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,424,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period.

U.S. Concrete, Inc is a producer of ready-mixed concrete in a range of geographic markets in the United States. The Company conducts its operations through two segments. The ready-mixed concrete segment engages principally in the formulation, production and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to its customers’ job sites.

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